That was a big reason why the Miami coaches made recruiting wide receivers such a big priority in this past recruiting class, signing six of them.
Angelo Jean-Louis, a four-star prospect from West Palm Beach, is expected to spend the fall semester in a prep school before enrolling at Miami. Five others are expected to enroll, though, and two of them already have -- Malcolm Lewis and Robert Lockhart. They're both in summer school and going through workouts with the team.
"The receivers here are Malcolm and Robert," said Hurns today. "They have good route techniques as far as position wise. They're playing with good technique and catching most of the balls thrown to them."
Lockhart is a big target who spent a semester in prep school last fall, after signing with Virginia Tech out of West Boca High. He's expected to make an early impact.
"He's 6-2, has good hands, and his route technique, he seems mature," Hurns said. "He's coming in here and expecting to do big things right away."
Lewis might be the most college-ready of the bunch because of his advanced knowledge of the game and the position.
"Malcolm is a little ahead," Hurns said. "He's been doing things I've been talking to him about so he's ready and excited."
On the defensive side of the ball, five-star cornerback Tracy Howard has also been taking part in workouts and providing good competition.
"Tracy, me and him,, after workouts, we compete," Hurns said. "He's very competitive, very comfortable. I think he can come in and help us a lot."